• Professional Practice Director, Nursing and Allied Health

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Professional Practice Director, Nursing and Allied Health
    Work Site: VGH 12th & Oak
    Status: Regular Full Time - Baseline (1.00 FTE)
    Reference#: 110763-ale


    Reporting to the Vice President, Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer, the Professional Practice (PP) Director is a member of the PP Leadership Team responsible and accountable for the strategies and leadership of PP for Allied Health within Vancouver Coastal Health. Working in close collaboration with key stakeholders across VCH, and the PP team, she/he guides the development of professional standards and practice, scope and regulations, supports research activities, and fosters collaboration and problem solving between program and professional staff. Provides leadership and expert advice on allied health issues, including resource planning and research. The Director plays an integral part in defining the quality of care processes and creating quality practice environments and liaises, influences, and consults with various stakeholders to promote and advance professional practice standards , within the context of supporting the goals and objectives of VCH and its CoC’s.


    Master’s Degree in a health sciences discipline, supplemented by at least five (5) years’ recent, related clinical and operational management experience in a complex health care environment including progressive clinical practice, education, research, project management and leadership experiences. Current practicing registration with an applicable regulatory body such as the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia.

    • Fosters collaborative and effective working relationships to support professional practice and ongoing development of staff and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
    • Keeps informed about evolving trends and practices, shares knowledge and supports Nurses and Allied Health staff to integrate evidence-based practice in the delivery of quality care/services.
    • Creates and promotes development of research opportunities to ensure evidence-based practice within an interdisciplinary team-based environment.
    • Facilitates, collaborates and negotiates for effective resolution of professional practice issues.

    - You question actions inconsistent with our values.
    - You treat people with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you.
    Performance Excellence:
    - You hire great people and expect great things from them.
    - You inspire others with your thirst for excellence.
    Learning Organization:
    - You create an environment where people can flourish and grow.
    - You seek what is best for the health system, rather than the best for yourself or your group.
    Courage to Innovate:
    - You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability.
    - You take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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